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Old 10-25-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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iso is downloading as a text file icon instead of a disc icon


I am using mint 19. I want to go back to 18.3 (everything is sporadically slower with occasional freezes and irresponsiveness since using 19 for the past week.
I tried 3 times to download mint 18.3 from 3 different mirrors on the mint official site. ( mirrors i've used before )
Each time the iso downloaded with a text file icon instead of a disc icon.
It is named correctly and the properties are the same as they would be for a disc icon iso,(file size) but it is not recognised as a iso.
When attempting to verify the download, the system does not recognize that there is any iso file.
I've downloaded multiple iso's in the past and never seen this.
What's going on here?

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I downloaded another iso, this time LMDE.
The same thing, no disc image.

I did install it on a usb, then booted it and it works normally, however it was still not recognized as existing when i attempted to verify it in the terminal.

It is not a problem with the mirrors on the mint page. It is something in my system.

I downloaded UUi and Unetbootin with the intention of seeing if it would download the iso with the disc image, but after downloading these 2 programs, neither of them would run, there was no response when i tried to.

I have downloaded various things since using mint 19 over the past week since i installed it without problem, just these to programs and the iso image issue.
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Last edited by 25938; 10-26-2018 at 01:19 AM. Reason: extra info
 
Old 10-25-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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might be a bad source, that yes, gets mirrored to other sights, making them all bad.
 
Old 10-25-2018, 03:40 PM   #3
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The .iso could be corrupt.

Do you still have 18.3 on a Live USB or CD/DVD?
 
Old 10-25-2018, 04:34 PM   #4
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You did not post any links to the .iso you are wanting.
https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=31
https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=246

First couple of mirrors seems to be good

Code:
wget --spider http://mirrors.advancedhosters.com/linuxmint/isos/stable/18.3/linuxmint-18.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists.
--2018-10-25 15:30:38--  http://mirrors.advancedhosters.com/linuxmint/isos/stable/18.3/linuxmint-18.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
Resolving mirrors.advancedhosters.com (mirrors.advancedhosters.com)... 46.229.166.133, 2a02:b48:6:1::2
Connecting to mirrors.advancedhosters.com (mirrors.advancedhosters.com)|46.229.166.133|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1899528192 (1.8G) [application/octet-stream]
Code:
wget --spider http://mirror.clarkson.edu/linuxmint/iso/images/stable/18.3/linuxmint-18.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists.
--2018-10-25 15:32:04--  http://mirror.clarkson.edu/linuxmint/iso/images/stable/18.3/linuxmint-18.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
Resolving mirror.clarkson.edu (mirror.clarkson.edu)... 128.153.145.19
Connecting to mirror.clarkson.edu (mirror.clarkson.edu)|128.153.145.19|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1899528192 (1.8G) [application/octet-stream]
Give some more info if you want more help.
 
Old 10-26-2018, 05:55 AM   #5
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Not every file manager will associate a .iso to an icon - check its properties - check its MD5sum - burn it to disc.
 
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:20 AM   #6
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if you are using Linux use dd to burn it to a usb stick, then try booting it, if it fails then it is something wrong with this iso. else it is the system not knowing what a iso file is for whatever its reasons. if you're using Windows then try torrents to get it. even on linux, it is still going to have a chsum no matter what it is. check that too.
 
Old 10-27-2018, 04:43 AM   #7
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the icon is irrelevant.
just burn that thing to your cd/usb and install it.
but before burning, check the checksums.
 
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:52 AM   #8
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Trust but verify:--

https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...ct/isochecking
 
  


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